Fourth Street 1800 block. For a city of the size and income level of Berkeley, it is surprising that it has no department stores or traditional shopping malls. This trendy block featuring a 1920s industrial style of architecture is as close to one as the city comes. It is a shopping mall done Berkeley-style. Designed, built, and owned by a Berkeley developer/architectural firm, the street’s buildings are kept at 2 stories. The owner controls leasing of the entire block and hand picks the unusual stores. A variety of restaurants offers delicious fare and spectacular people-watching.